Assessing and diagnosing developmental disorders that are not evident at birth: parental evaluations of intake procedures.

@article{Piper1992AssessingAD,
  title={Assessing and diagnosing developmental disorders that are not evident at birth: parental evaluations of intake procedures.},
  author={E. A. Piper and Patricia Howlin},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  year={1992},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={35-55}
}
Studies of parental satisfaction with the way in which diagnostic information is imparted have generally focused on conditions that are evident from birth. Diagnostic disclosure for disorders in which the onset is later, and less readily identifiable, has received less attention. The present study investigated parents' views of diagnostic procedures for children whose developmental delays only became apparent as they grew older. The degree of satisfaction was related to the type of diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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